shipping costs

Heading in the Right Direction: Shenzhen Pushes Green Shipping

October 24, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

China Green Shipping

We can celebrate a recent announcement by the Shenzhen government to subsidize green measures for their ports. The port of Shenzhen is a major global shipping center, but ships going in and out of the world’s third busiest port also produce an incredible amount of environmentally damaging exhaust.[read more]


Growth of LNG Fuel in Maritime Shipping

January 20, 2014 by Edward Dodge

LNG Fuel and Maritime Shipping

The marine shipping industry is moving towards a heavy use of LNG, driven primarily by new emissions standards that come into place in 2015 combined with the low cost of natural gas from unconventional shale resources.[read more]

Crude Oil Rides the Rails

April 10, 2013 by Geoffrey Styles

Last month's publication of the State Department's latest environmental impact report on the Keystone XL pipeline project has sparked great interest in the logistics of shipping crude oil by rail.[read more]

Solar Warming and Our Sulfur Sunshield

October 13, 2010 by Geoffrey Styles

Two unrelated stories concerning the science of climate change caught my attention yesterday. The first was the announcement of a new report on solar variability, published in Nature, which appeared to upend established thinking about the impact of solar cycles on the earth's climate. The other was a discussion on Shell's climate blog of...[read more]

The Unflattening

June 5, 2008 by RyanAvent

Let me quote a couple of abstracts for you. First up: Glaeser and Kohlhase: The theoretical framework of urban and regional economics is built on transportation costs for manufactured goods. But over the twentieth century, the costs of moving these goods have declined by over 90% in real terms, and there is little reason to doubt that...[read more]